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Even though she now spends most of her time in France with husband Francois-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek has both Mexican and American citizenship.
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The singer and headliner of the upcoming People en Español Festival in San Antonio, Texas, was born in Cuba, but came to the U.S. as a kid. She actually learned English in San Antonio and it was here in the United States that she met her husband, Emilio Estefan, and built a successful career as an artist. In 1993 she was awarded the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given to a naturalized U.S. citizen.
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The Mexican singer and wife of Tommy Mottola became a U.S. citizen in 2006, six years after marrying the record executive. "I feel that this step will give me the chante to contribute and support the Latino community in the U.S. even more. I am Mexican and I will always be a proud Mexican in my heart and in my soul," Thalía told People en Español at the time.
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Legendary Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana became a U.S. citizen in 1965. And he's made good use of his First Amendment rights, as he did in 2011 when he slammed immigration laws during Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game in Atlanta.
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Arnaz, known for his acting in I Love Lucy alongside wife Lucille Ball, was born in Santiago de Cuba and became a U.S. Citizen in 1943.
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The Mexican-born Rock of Ages actor actually has triple citizenship: Mexico, Spain and U.S.
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Here's another Mexican actress who became a U.S. citizen. As a teenager, she studied in the United States and became an English teacher at age 16.
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The famous Chilean writer has been living in California with her husband Willie Gordon since 1989. That's why in 2003 she decided to become a U.S. citizen. Allende is a frequent speaker in colleges and universities throughout the country.
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MARÍA CONCHITA ALONSO
This Venezuelan actress, —who's acted in American films such as The Running Man, Predator 2 and Colors— became a U.S. citizen in 2005.
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Miguel Varoni is an Argentine-born naturalized Colombian actor, star of the Telemundo network, who actually got his American citizenship earlier this year.
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You may have seen this young Venezuelan star giving his tips to stay in shape on a few Univision shows. Chabán became a citizen in 2011.
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